Sunday, April 9, 2023

Easter Traditions.... by Christine Bush




It’s that beautiful time of year.  Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining!

It’s Easter Time!

Besides being such an important holiday religiously for many, Easter is a time of fun.  Our family has a lot of traditions at this time.


Egg decorating.

Easter clothes.

AND… our annual Easter Egg hung.  Spearheaded by two of my daughters,  eggs are filled with candy, toys, and cold hard cash.  This year there were over 600 colorful eggs, and 32 excited children.  We use the term children loosely, as all the grands are invited to take part, no matter how old (and mature in some ways) they may be.  On Egg Day, they are all kids. No matter the weather!

Eggs scattered through a very large lawn and garden area, the scene is set. There are rules.

“Kids” line up in age order. Those under three get an adult helper.  When the “GO” commands comes, these toddlers get head start.  A minute later, “Go FIVE” releases the next group.  Then “Go 10”, Then a free for all for the “large” kids. So far, we’ve included “Kids” up to age 22. It started with grandkids and cousins.  Now it includes close neighbors and friends.  The more the merrier.

It’s total, hilarious chaos.  And it goes quickly.

Then they all sit on the driveway, opening their stash.  They trade, count, gloat, and share and take pictures.

The empty eggs are all collected into the egg bin, to be used next year.

How about you? Any spring holiday traditions that make the season special? I’d love to know!

Christine Bush is a USA Today Bestselling author of romance, romantic mystery, and suspense.  She can be found living in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania with her husband and 2 lazy cats, and spending time with her 14 grandchildren.   When she’s not writing, she’s teaching Psychology at a local college, and working with clients in her private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She loves to hear from readers and writers!

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